On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Mount St. Mary’s University Career Center will be hosting the annual Career Fair from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Patriot Hall with employers coming to meet and recruit Mount undergraduate and graduate students.
The Mount Career Fair has always been an event hosted by career services. The idea behind the career fair is to invite employers and companies that have built relationships with the university to come onto campus for a night where they may interact with students, recruit for current or future available job positions within their companies, and network with university faculty and students for professional gain. “We started soliciting employers to attend this career fair back in August. Employers have always been very excited to sign up for this event. The Mount has a great reputation in the eyes of employer connections and many of the employers attending this fair want to hire Mount students immediately,” Career Center Director, Clare Tauriello, shared about employer’s interest in the Mount Career Fair.
All students are welcome to attend the fair. Professional attire is required for student and faculty entry into the event and students are asked to bring 15 to 20 copies of their resume to give out to potential employers. There will be over 50 employers participating in the Mount Career Fair this year. This will be the Mount’s largest Career Fair in history, meaning students will have more opportunity to network and meet employers. Tauriello emphasized, “There is something at this fair for everybody. If students are looking for internships or job perspectives, we highly recommend they attend this event and network as much as possible. These employers are likely to hire from the Mount and getting your name out there is never a bad thing.”
It is recommended that students look into the employers that will be attending the fair. Tauriello insisted that the number one thing students should do before attending was this: “Research employers, look at the guidebook with employer information and the current available positions they have to offer. By doing so, students can be more prepared to interact with these employers. Focusing your comments and your attention on an employer goes a long way in building professional relationships.” The guidebook with information about the employers attending this year’s Career Fair has been posted online and was emailed out to students on Monday, Feb. 5.
This year’s Career Fair will feature a variety of employers. All student studying under the STEM department should be aware that the largest amount of STEM employers to ever will be attending the Career Fair. Students who desire a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics should look at the Career Fair as an opportunity to build new professional relationships and expand upon career development. There will also be a raffle give away at this year’s Career Fair. Students who attend will be entered to win an iPad Mini.
A general list of attending employers has been sent out to students from the Career Center via email. Students can also see a list of attending employers on the Mount website or posted on bulletin boards around the university campus. Well known employers that will be attending include: the Peace Corps, U.S. Secret Service, VerStandig Broadcasting, the United States House of Representatives Office of Congressman John Delaney, Frederick County Public Schools, Montgomery County Police, Verizon, BES Technology Inc., the American Red Cross of Western Maryland, and many more.
In case of inclement weather, there has been a snow date selected for the Career Fair. The snow date will be Feb. 21, and the Career Center will decide the morning of Monday, Feb. 12. For more information about the Career Fair and career development, please visit msmary.edu/student-life/career-center/ to schedule an appointment, or email Career-Center@msmary.edu.